PELHAM, NY – Today, New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi announced her candidacy for U.S. Congress in New York’s third congressional district (NY-3). Senator Biaggi is an unrelenting leader in the fight to make government work for the people, and she is running to ensure hard working families along the Sound shore have their voices, needs, and vision heard in Washington.
“Our country doesn’t just need more Democrats in Washington, we need bolder ones. I am running for Congress in NY-3 to bring progressive and honest leadership to the frontlines of our country’s most important fights. Hard working families of Westchester, Long Island, the Bronx, and Queens deserve an experienced, strong, and fearless leader in Washington. And that’s exactly what they can expect from me. As the Representative of the Sound, I will work to combat climate change and protect our shorelines, expand voting rights, enact universal pre-K to support working parents, provide opportunity and relief for the middle class, protect abortion rights, ensure public safety and a fair criminal legal system, and deliver affordable healthcare for all. Together, we delivered progressive change on these issues in Albany, and it is time to bring our energy and resolve to Washington,” said Senator Alessandra Biaggi.
Senator Biaggi is a two-term Democratic State Senator and a proven winner. In 2018, she defeated the powerful head of the IDC to put Democrats back in control of New York’s State Senate. Since taking office, Senator Biaggi has been working to create a more equitable New York, delivering wins for working families and paving the way for progressive Democrats to run for office and win. And she’s ready to bring her fighting spirit to Washington on behalf of the people of NY-3.
The newly drawn NY-3 district encompasses parts of Senator Biaggi’s current state senate district in the Bronx and southern Westchester, and spans along the Sound from northern Westchester to Suffolk County. Long Island. She is a fourth-generation resident of the district.